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Selected Non-Fictions

Selected Non-Fictions

2000 ·
·4.43·2,016 Ratings ·560 Pages
“ Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ” ― Rumi
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  • The Total Library: Non-Fiction 1922-1986

    2001·
    ·4.56·149 Ratings
    Though best known in the English speaking world for his short fictions and poems, Borges is revered in Latin America equally as an immensely prolific and beguiling writer of non-fiction prose. In The Total Library, more than 150 of Borges' most brilliant
  • Poems of the Night

    2010·
    ·4.38·294 Ratings
    Revered for his magnificent works of fiction, Jorge Luis Borges thought of himself primarily as a poet. Poems of the Night is a moving collection of the great literary visionary's poetic meditations on nighttime, darkness, and the crepuscular world of vis
  • The Sonnets

    2010·
    ·4.47·142 Ratings
     This landmark collection brings together for the first time in any language all of the sonnets of Jorge Luis Borges. More intimate and personally revealing than his fiction, and more classical in form than the inventive metafictions that are his hallmar
  • Everything and Nothing

    1999·
    ·4.38·530 Ratings
    Celebrating the centennial of his birth, Everything and Nothing compiles the most anthologized and widely read fictions by Jorge Luis Borges, "a giant of world literature" (John Updike, The New Yorker). Some of the narrative pieces herein contained are: "
  • Seven Nights

    1985·
    ·4.33·967 Ratings
    The seven lectures which make up this volume were delivered by Borges in Buenos Aires at the Teatro Coliseo, at intervals between June and August 1977. In an Epilogue to the first Spanish edition of the book, published in Mexico in 1980, Roy Bartholomew t
  • The Tale of the Rose: The Love Story Behind The Little Prince

    2003·
    ·3.76·517 Ratings
    Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry met in Buenos Aires in 1930—she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a c
  • Dancing With Cuba

    2005·
    ·3.51·246 Ratings
    In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students wo
  • Dark Back of Time

    2004·
    ·3.85·323 Ratings
    Called by its author a false novel, Dark Back of Time begins with the tale of the odd effects of publishing All Souls, his witty and sardonic 1989 Oxford novel. All Souls is a book Marias swears to be fiction, but which its characters--the real-life dons
  • Selected Writings

    2002·
    ·4.18·107 Ratings
    José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile
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